The Atlantic contacted us to create visuals for two sponsored articles that adress the fallout from the recent Great Recession. We were tasked with eleven illustrations and two animated hero images, each summarizing the content of their respective sections.
The first article illustrates how Gen X was affected by the 2008 recession. The article follows a character named Carl to illustrate his financial challenges and opportunities before, during, and after the recession.
The second article breaks down some of the ways in which the financial industry is designed to protect banks and finance professionals, which makes things more complex and less transparent for everyday consumers. This also became the recurring theme through the illustrations symbolized by the fog.